Revised Charter beneficial

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

THE passage of the Revised City Charter of Baguio City will make the city more competitive towards achieving development.

This was according to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. through his nephew Representative Jose Christopher "Kit" Belmonte (Quezon City 6th district) in his speech as guest of honor of the 105th Charter Day Anniversary of Baguio City.

Local culinary scene thriving

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

THE culinary and hotels scene is booming in Baguio City.

Hotels and Restaurant Association of Baguio City president and Baguio Country Club general manager Anthony de Leon told media in a recent press conference the hospitality and culinary industry is on an upswing with tourists swarming the Summer Capital.

Cultural sensitivity urged in DPWH

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

ENGINEERS may have to go undergo a transformation.

Special conditions of the Ifugao Rice Terraces may need detailed road designs from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) when doing construction in the highland town.

Outstanding citizens feted in Baguio Day rites

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

THE Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (Socob) headed by Baguio City National High School head Dr. Elma Donaal formally welcomed into their fold four exemplary model citizens yesterday in simple rites.

The awarding ceremony for outstanding citizens is considered as the highlight of Baguio Day celebrations, which carried the theme, "Shared Responsibilities, Duties and Resources for a Vibrant Baguio."

Parents urged to bring children to health centers for MR–OPV

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

THE City Health Services Office (HSO) is calling on parents to bring their children below five years old (0 to 59 months) to the district health centers to avail of the free MR–OPV (Measles Rubella–Oral Polio Vaccine) this September.

Baguio HSO City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit head Dr. Donabel Tubera, in an interview, announced the free MR-OPV vaccination is part of the nationwide campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) for the whole month of September.

PSA: Support survey on biz and industry

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

THE Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) calls for public support and cooperation for the conduct of the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) set in September.

The ASPBI, since 1951, is among the surveys being conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO), now the PSA along with two other statistical offices, has been helping government and private entities in formulating policies, programs and economic development plans.

Philex gets MGB nod for formal operations at Padcal

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

BENGUET -- Philex Mining Corp. received Monday an order from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) granting the full operations of its gold-and-copper production at Padcal mine, in this province, as the government regulator permanently lifted a cease-and-desist order issued after a 2012 tailings-leak accident.

Chronicling Kabuyao’s destruction

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

THE 105th Charter Day Anniversary of Baguio City is not only a celebration of how it came to be the well known Summer Capital through shared responsibilities, duties and resources, it must also be a reflection of how its leaders perform.

Months ago, the city was alarmed by a controversy which placed Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr. in a bad light.

Baguio’s shopping gem

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

IT OPENED its doors to the stylish residents of Baguio in 1997. Seventeen years old now, it has grown from its humble beginnings and it looks like it’s here to stay.

“We started with just one glass stand in my mother-in-law’s thrift shop in Patria de Baguio,” Mary Ann Navarette, wife to Francis (brother of Sun.Star columnist Karen Anton), told Sun.Star Baguio.

Top 15 picks for food: Baguio for foodies

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

ON THE occasion on the 105th Baguio Day, this piece will celebrate food! This mountain haven has evolved into a destination known for different flavors, making foodies abuzz with excitement.

Homegrown restaurants proved once again that the city is a center for culinary feasts with restaurants ranging from the classic to off the wall finds which will entice you to crave for more.

Baguio’s best watering hole

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

WITH the booming tourism industry in the Summer Capital, Baguio City is also becoming home to different bars and music lounges to soothe the night away.

A visit to the city will not be complete without a taste of Baguio’s night life.

Rink still up for bidding

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

THE skating rink at Burnham Park in Baguio City is still up for bidding for private concessionaires.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan explained in his weekly press forum the skating rink cannot be returned for free and public use because it is one of the sources of revenues in Burnham Park.

NCIP to act on fake titles

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

THE National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will take action over protested Certificate of Land Titles issued covering reservations in Baguio City.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan told media he made agreements with the NCIP about the issuance of CALTs and Certificate of Ancestral Domains in the Summer Capital during recent the Baguio-Boracay Redevelopment Task Force meeting.

Baguio Day medical mission slated today

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

THE CITY Government is hosting a medical mission today, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Baguio Convention Center as part of Baguio Day celebrations.

Councilor Elmer Datuin, co-chair of the Baguio Day Executive Committee, said thousands are expected to avail of the free medical consultations including dental and optical services to be rendered by volunteer medical practitioners from both government and private institutions.

Thanks to karate master, inmates will join run

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

PRISON bars will not deter at least 100 inmates of the Baguio City jail from joining the Baguio Charter Anniversary Run this September to build a support fund for kidney failure patients undergoing expensive and lifetime hemodialysis treatment in renal centers in Baguio and Benguet.

Comelec offsite registration slated

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.

BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan encouraged residents here to avail of the offsite registration activities currently being undertaken by the Commission on Elections in various venues in the city.

City election officer John Paul Martin sought the mayor's assistance in disseminating the registration schedule to reach out and encourage more qualified citizens to avail of the registration process.

Del Rosario: Share the Secrets?

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

"SECRET natin ito, ha?" (This is our secret, ok?) "Huwag mong sasabihin sa iba." (Don't tell others!) "Ikaw lang ang nakakaalam nito." (You are the only one who knows this.) "It's a secret!"

"How often have you said those words? How many times were you told those words?"

MDG attainment at 33%

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.

THE Cordillera Administrative Region has achieved one third of the Millennium Development Goals.

According to the latest MDG Watch of the Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistical Coordination Board, the region may possibly achieve only nine of the 27 indicators or 33.3 percent of the eight MDG goals.

Environment code summit slated September 12

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

RESULTS of the two-day environmental code brainstorming attended by city officials, various stakeholders and concerned citizens will be presented during a summit scheduled September 12 at City Hall.

There was a clamor for a more in-depth information and education campaign for the provisions of the code, especially in the barangay level. The request for the IEC, however, is not limited to the city, as admittedly, the city shares water and airshed with adjoining Benguet municipalities La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay.

Philex Mining, NPC to reforest watershed area in Itogon

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:52 p.m.

BENGUET — Philex Mining Corp. and the National Power Corp. have agreed to sit down and identify parts of the land at the NPC-controlled watershed area that the miner’s Padcal operations, in this province, will have to reforest over five years.

This develops following yesterday’s visit of NPC President Gladys Sta. Rita to Padcal mine, which is hosted by the municipalities of Tuba and Itogon, where she asked Philex Mining officials if the gold-and-copper miner could reforest at least 100 hectares within the year.

NCCA project proposals due August 31

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

THE National Commission for the Culture and Arts (NCCA) is calling on cultural and art groups, academic institutions, local arts organizations, non-government organizations involved in culture and arts, and others to submit their project proposals for the NCCA Competitive Grants Program for 2015.

Representatives from NCCA recently came here to conduct a Kapihan press forum and writeshop as part of their nationwide call for project proposals for their priority projects for 2015.

CCT beneficiaries eyed in autonomy campaign of CAR

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

THE Regional Development Council recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the regional Department of Social Welfare and Development to reach out to beneficiaries of the conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in the region in its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on Cordillera Regional Autonomy.

The CCT also known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is an anti-poverty program which provides conditional grants to poor families as their incentives to avail of health and education services of government.

Busol fence nears completion

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

THE fencing of the proposed forest nursery of the Baguio City Government in Busol is almost finished.

City Parks and Management Office Environmental Management (Cepmo) Specialist II Walter Aquirre told Sun.Star Baguio on Tuesday the fencing marks the protection of the proposed nursery of the City Government within the watershed.

Benguet preps for Adivay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The newly formed Provincial Tourism, Culture and the Arts Council is preparing for the annual Adivay celebration in November.

The Provincial Tourism, Culture and the Arts Council now stands with Governor Nestor Fongwan as honorary chairman, Board Member Robert Namoro as chairman and Jackson Chiday as vice chairman.

Cepmo proposes more replacement trees

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

TWENTY pine trees will be planted as replacement for every pine tree to be cut in Baguio City.

This is contained in the proposed City Environment Code doubling the 10 replacement seedlings for every tree cut mandated by the city Ordinance Number 6, series of 2010.

Voters revalidation gaining ground

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting an influx of voters following the agency’s revalidation of voters for the 2016 election.

Baguio City Election Assistant II Encarnasio Dalilis said as of August 25, 3,678 has already re-validated their voting status with 2,799 are new voters while 738 where transferees from other municipalities and cities in the country.

Philex Mining grants grad scholarships

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

BENGUET -- With a budget of P2.98 million, Philex Mining Corp. has granted 15 scholarships, less than half its target of 34, for graduate studies, including law and medicine, to deserving beneficiaries in host and neighboring communities where the company operates its Padcal mine.

Pag-Ibig launches campaign to increase savings

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

THE Pag-Ibig Member Services Branches of Ilocos Region composed of La Union, Laoag, Vigan, Dagupan, Urdaneta and Baguio City launched recently promotional campaigns, which aim to generate increase of membership savings and interest income.

Pag-Ibig Baguio branch Head Ma. Teresa Salem said, "May Savings Ka Na, May Premyo Ka Pa" promo encourages all members to upgrade their monthly savings by at least P100.00 and earn a raffle coupon.

Summary hearings set

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Policemen involved in the Midtown murders will now face summary hearings.

Benguet Police Provincial director Rodolfo Azurin said the administrative case against Police Officer 2 Frenzel Mendoza, Police Officer 3 Cid Acop and Nemer Comising and Police Officer 2 Maferson Santiago, all from the La Trinidad Police, will now proceed to the next phase.

People’s bill seen to abolish ‘pork’

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

THE People's Initiative Bill against the pork barrel system was launched in the Summer Capital Monday at the People's Park enjoining Cordillerans to sign a petition backing the bill.

The People's Initiative Bill is an act "abolishing the presidential and congressional pork barrel system, strengthening the system of checks and balances over public funds.”

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